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To Emma Darwin   [31 October 1847]

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Has had two bad days with boils.

Is reading Last days of Pompeii [Edward Bulwer Lytton (1834)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1132

To Emma Darwin   [20–1 May 1848]

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Reports on his father’s health, and Catherine’s. CD, himself, has been a little sick.

Hensleigh [Wedgwood] thinks he has settled the free-will question – "we have none whatsoever".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20–1 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1176

To Emma Darwin   [22 May 1848]

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His health not good.

Has been reading John Evelyn’s Life of Mrs Godolphin, and Mme Sévigné.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1177

To Emma Darwin   [23 May 1848]

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Family news. Finds Shrewsbury too noisy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1178

To Emma Darwin   [25 May 1848]

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Anxiety about R. W. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1179

To Emma Darwin   [27–8 May 1848]

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Has been unwell but is improving. His father also very ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [27-8 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1180

To Emma Darwin   [17 November 1848]

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CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1208

To Emma Darwin   [17 April 1851]

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Reports the state of Anne Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1399

To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1400

To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1401

To Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851]

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Detailed account of progress of Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [19 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1402

To Emma Darwin   [20 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s health throughout the night and from 8 a.m. through to 4.30 p.m.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1406

To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

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Further reports on Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408

To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

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An evening report on Annie Darwin’s somewhat improved condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408A

To Emma Darwin   [23 April 1851]

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Tells of Anne’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1412

To Emma Darwin   [28 April 1858]

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CD recounts an idyllic stroll and nap – "as pleasant a rural scene as ever I saw, and I did not care one penny how any of the beasts or birds had been formed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2261

To Emma Darwin   [25 April 1858]

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Concerned about ED’s headaches, CD writes an affectionate letter.

Believes he has found a rare slave-making species of ant.

Is reading novels: Beneath the surface and Three chances.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2413

To Emma Wedgwood   [7 August 1838]

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His [first] railway journey was disappointing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [7 Aug 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-423

To Emma Wedgwood   [14 November 1838]

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In his first letter after their engagement, CD reports on the happy reception of the news by his family. He hopes she will not find life with him solitary and dull after the lively social life of Maer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [14 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-437

To Emma Wedgwood   [21 November 1838]

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Recounts his misadventures on the train journey back to London. Tells of a visit to the FitzRoys and a friendly letter from Lyell. Whether CD and Emma should live in central London or in the suburbs is a perplexing problem, much discussed by relatives and friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8:5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-440
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